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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His brother.
(b) His nephew.
(c) His son.
(d) His father.

2. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "Let him laugh and I see" what?
(a) "A long and dark tunnel into the fear that hides behind his soul."
(b) "A cellar your father does not remember and a house he does not remember."
(c) "A grain silo sitting at the edge of the desert for no reason."
(d) "A field of flowers and a vase of daisies."

3. What does the author claim to act is to be in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Demanding.
(b) Committed.
(c) Complacent.
(d) Impertinent.

4. What does the word "unassailable" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Unable to be dissuaded.
(b) Capable of logic and enterprise.
(c) Unable to be devoured.
(d) Unable to be attacked or defeated.

5. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Intelligent, handy stock."
(b) "Sturdy, peasant stock."
(c) "Elegant stock."
(d) "Crafty and deceitful stock."

6. The author states in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook," "We cannot be free until" what?
(a) "They are free."
(b) "We are one."
(c) "We are educated."
(d) "They are dead."

7. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," " There is no reason for you to try to become like" what?
(a) "White people."
(b) "Your ancestors."
(c) "Your father."
(d) "Me."

8. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to extremely cruel and brutal behavior?
(a) Diligence.
(b) Inhumanity.
(c) Apprehension.
(d) Integrity.

9. How does the author conclude his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "I hope that you will forgive me."
(b) "God bless you, James, and Godspeed."
(c) "I will see you on the morrow."
(d) "I love you, dear James, and I send my love to the family."

10. The author describes the birth of the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," saying "here you were: to be loved. To be loved, baby, hard, at once, and forever, to strengthen you against" what?
(a) "The madman."
(b) "The loveless world."
(c) "The world of evil."
(d) "The struggles you will face."

11. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," that "if you've loved anybody that long, first as an infant, then as a child, then as a man, you gain a strange perspective on" what?
(a) "Time and human pain and effort."
(b) "A sense of love, peace, and justice."
(c) "Family and the meaning of life."
(d) "That there is fear everywhere."

12. After whom was the letter recipient named in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) After his grandfather.
(b) After his father.
(c) After his godfather.
(d) After the author.

13. The author writes to the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "You come from a long line of" what?
(a) "Poets."
(b) "Carpenters."
(c) "Teachers."
(d) "Slaves."

14. How does the author describe the recipient's character in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Tough, dark, vulnerable, moody."
(b) "Kind, holy, and venerable."
(c) "Calm, collected, at peace."
(d) "Reactionary, divisive, impulsive."

15. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born where you were born, and faced the future that you faced because" of what?
(a) "You were black."
(b) "You were poor."
(c) "You were a man."
(d) "You were rich."

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?

2. What does the author describe his ancestors picking in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?

4. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means great in importance, extent, or size?

5. The author claims of white people in "My Dungeon Shook," "They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which" what?

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